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Shot of the Week

Typical architecture in the French Quarter in New Orleans. During Mardi Gras, residents hang out on the porches to throw and catch beads from above. –Tara for TKGO

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What I Learned at Mardi Gras 2011

After five days in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, I have discovered: 10. I like my grits with cream and butter. 9. People will happily spend hours begging shamelessly for beer coozies, boas, plastic cups, bags of chips, furry harpoons, and plastic beads. 8. If Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa weren’t already BFFs, they are now. 7. Larger-than-life papier mache Michael Jacksons and Edgar Allen Poes really don’t become any less extraordinary the more you see them. 6. A liberal […]

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New Orleans in Need

Between the Saints taking the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras madness, it’s been quite the past couple weeks for the city of New Orleans. I love New Orleans. It’s a charming and vivacious city with loads of personality. They’re big on music (it’s the birthplace of jazz), they’re big on food (beignets and jambalaya are my personal favorites), and they’re big on celebrating (case in point: Mardi Gras). The circumstance in which I first experienced The Big Easy, though, was […]

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